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CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
something wrong with our tax laws that requires such large deductions of taxes for wealthy people? >> they reported federal taxes, state and local taxes. it gives people a fairer picture. that year i happened to pay a lot of state and local taxes, which, as you know, are deducted from the other. i looked it up the other day, and we paid, i think it's 342% of our gross income in taxes. s >> we did a little looking around to see about his. we can't find his 1981 tax return. it may have been released. maybe my bonet knows whether he released it. we did find his income is $1.4 million, and i think he paid the same as i did in taxes. he also made a reference that troubled me very much. he started talking about my chauffeur. you know, i'm driven to work by the secret service. so is mrs. ferraro, so is mr. mondale's. they saved the life of the president of the united states. i thought that was a cheap shot telling the american people to try to divide class, rich and poor. but the big question, it isn't whether mrs. ferraro is doing well. i think they are depog pretty well. i know barbara and i ar
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
restoration act. it was a law passed virtually unanimously by congress, signed by president clinton in 1993 in order to restore the scope of religious freedom that had existed. it was struck down as applied to the states in 1997 but still applied to the federal government. i think we have already had two earlier decisions from district court on the merits of that, both of them involving private for-profit plaintiffs, and the issue is split just among those first two courts. there are procedural issues because of the ongoing regulatory process that might create a sort of interim step, but that actually is probably going to get resolved between now and august 1, 2013. the administrative process will be done, and the courts will invariably go straight to the merits, and you will start to get married decisions uniformly by the end of next year. >> does that depend on what the administration does and who wins and all that? >> not really. what the administration has put into play by virtue of the regulatory process is a relatively limited piece of the entire problem, and the constraints put
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
born in wichita, kan., in 1930, and served in the u.s. air force. he received a law degree from yale university, worked on the warren commission, and practiced law before becoming district attorney in philadelphia. he was 82 years old. reaction is starting to come in. senator john mccain posted on twitter -- arlen specter, a dear friend to serve his state with honor and distinction, r i p on friday, secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that there is still much that the administration does not know about the september 11 attack on the consulate in libya. earlier in the week the oversight committee heard testimony from department officials on whether the level of security there was adequate prior to the attack. here is a portion of that hearing, starting with q&a from chairman carol eisa. -- daryl isa. >> yesterday made a significant press announcement. the documents in that book all indicate unclassified. are you prepared to deliver those documents to us at this time? >> my understanding is that we made an information available last night and this morning. that material i
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 2:00am EDT
-care law. that's one of the reasons i oppose it. these are times we have to look at what is best for everyone to have the best kind of health care they can have. i believe in preventive health care and let me just address one thing before -- let me digress for a second. i have never said i'm for privatizing social security or our medicare plans. that's clearly not my thing. congressman murphy knows that has to be honest about that. i will support continuing reform to social security and medicare simply prolong it for our generation. congressman murphy voted to take $716 billion of medicare to fund the affordable health care act. i don't think that is what we should do. we're there for than going to eventually did i those services to our seniors or hospitals or doctors who are going to take medicare patients. . it is being taken out of the pockets of drug industries and drug companies who are making billions of care for seniors. if you are going to be serious about reducing the rate of growth of medicare, which you have to beat, then you have to be willing to say we're going to end th
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
the law is unclear and no one knows if the decisions will stand or get knocked down. it is insane, the wild west. it bodes poorly for us to understand what powers are at work. it is worth mentioning the stock act recently passed which will have new information for us to sink our teeth into a realm financial disclosures. financial transactions have to be disclosed monthly. there are certain things in their we worry about. that is a whole nother set of information. the third thing i want to mention is how political power functions. , the structure of the political dialogue. right now it is a mess. this is not the rules committee fault. in ways it is obama's fault. this is something to think about as you think about how the house works and what kind of tools we should build on the outside. when i look at the different categories of congressional information, it to the things we worked hard on, one is taking advantage of political pressures that exist. nonprofits would love to be able to create political pressure. we take what we can get. for house reform, with the majority changing hands
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. now, these guys pledged that they are going to defund planned parenthood. by law, it cannot perform abortions. after last night, if you have any doubt about the caliber and the philosophy of the justices they would appoint to the supreme court, i imagine they are pretty well past. can you imagine the next president is likely to have almost one probably two supreme court appointees. roe v. wade is hanging. do you think there are going to appoint justices to the court that will not join scalia and others to overrule roe v. wade? single most consequential decision a president makes other than going to war is the appointment to the supreme court, because those appointments live long after any president is gone. ladies and gentlemen, congressman ryan voted against the lily ledbetter act. all it did was -- it sounds ridiculous, but it only gives a woman a cause of action if she finds she was cheated in her employment. the statute of limitations did not prevent her from bringing cheated.hen she was she i we're pushing hard for a fair pay act. i happen to think my daughter should ge
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
criminal defense attorney for 19 years. i started off my law firm in 2007 and i employ 11 full-time people at my firm. i know what it is like to run a small business. we have strayed far from the principles of limited government. our government taxes and spends out of control and our civil liberties are constantly under attack. we can fix it, but we need to get government back into its cage. >> our final opening statement is from jeff flake. >> good to be here. two days ago, cheryl and i received a wonderful phone call from my son ryan and forming as we are grandparents. aidan was born into a wonderful family, but he was born into $50,000 of debt. his share of the federal debt we all hold. that is why the stakes in this election are so high. we have to have somebody who understands fiscal discipline. that has been my record in the house of representatives, where i fought my own leadership on issues like earmarks. they punish me for it, but i kept at it and we do not have earmarks any more. that is the kind of attitude i will take to the united states senate. my opponent have a great
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
we have all kinds of great plans lying around that never get enacted into law and implemented. i don't care what it is -- competitiveness, health care, crime, you name it -- the brady bill, i agree that it's a tentative step in the right direction but it won't fix it. so why pass a law that won't fix it? now, what it really boils down to is can you live -- we have become so preoccupied with the rights of the criminal that we've forgotten the rights of the innocent. and in our country we have evolved to a point where we've put millions of innocent people in jail because you go to the poor neighborhoods and they put bars on their windows and bars on their doors and put themselves in jail to protect the things that they're acquired legitimately. that's where we are. we have got to become more concerned about people who play by the rules and get the balance we require. this is going to take first building a consensus in grass- roots america; right from the bottom up the american people have got to say they want it. and at that point, we can pick from a variety of plans and develop ne
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
passed the connecticut's them sell law, which is saving lives and the people to work. i went to congress to stand for manufacturing and fight outsourcing. that is me. that is my story. it is a very different story from the demands. over and over again, she has shown as she stands up for herself and her profits at the expense of the people that work for her and at the expense of this state. i will stand for only one thing, the middle class of this state. i look forward to the next hour. >> our first question to mr. murphy. >> both of you have had personal financial problems. mr. murphy, you have been sued for nonpayment of mortgage bills. mrs. mcmahon committee filed for bankruptcy and walked away from that. how can connecticut voters felt confident that you will be able to exercise good judgment on the federal budgets -- federal budget decisions facing connecticut taxpayers when you have mismanaged your own personal finances? >> thank you for this question. as i said, i have made mistakes in my own personal finances. but i made those mistakes and i fix them. everyone who has loo
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 10:30am EDT
that everybody would vote. now understand that under the new voter i.d. laws, i was told that in some cases, they are shifting id's from people who don't have an expiration date. i retired in 1991 and i have had the same id card for 21 years. guest: sergeant major, thank you for your service. i served on active duty the same time you did. i retired in 2004 and i joined in 1984. i am revealing my age now -- there are voting assistance officers on every duty station. if you are working in the battalion headquarters or company headquarters, you might be aware of who that is. i was a logistics marine which meant i was driving a tractor trailers, served the infantry, hold all over the state of california or in open now, japan and did massive field time. i had no awareness of who the voting assistance officer was, what my deadlines were to get registered to vote. there was no awareness or training. i think everybody and acted to the can agree that there are opportunities in the military to do mandatory training. everybody knows taxes are due on april 15. we set up tax centers on the ba
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
clean up. >> there is nothing to prevent the congress and the president today from passing a law that would require full and timely disclosure of contributions to these superpacs and others. the supreme court scission did not do that. they are working for themselves and their party. what we need is campaign finance reform. i will give you a simple principle, that the people who can contribute directly or indirectly are people who can vote. news flash -- corporations and unions cannot vote. it is a simple principle, one of the ones we are exposing to the public, and they overwhelmingly endorsed it. most of these areas -- it is very common sense. that is what the american people respond to. that is not how our politicians treat us. that is part of the problem. >> don't you think it is interesting in all of these really tough times, we have talked all about these big numbers, that the house, the sense, and the white house did not reduce their salaries? think about it. >> do you think they should? >> if you were in business, you would have to. they need to set the first example of making
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 10:30am EDT
banking it works. everybody goes to delaware, because they've got very -- pretty loose laws when it comes to things like credit cards. and in that situation, what happens is, is that the protections you have, the consumer protections that you need, you're not going to have available to you. that is a fundamental difference that i have with senator mccain. he believes in deregulation in every circumstance. that's what we've been going through for the last eight years. it hasn't worked, and we need fundamental change. >> senator, we want to move on now. if we'd come back to the hall here, we're going to shift gears here a little bit and we're going to go to foreign policy and international matters, if we can. >> i don't believe that -- did we hear the size of the fine? >> phil elliott is over here in this section, and phil elliott has a question for senator mccain. phil? >> yes. senator mccain, how will all the recent economic stress affect our nation's ability to act as a peacemaker in the world? >> well, i thank you for that question, because there's no doubt that history shows us t
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